Archive | trials and tribuations


Are You Battle-Scarred by Emotional Shrapnel?

As kids, we dreamed about becoming a cowgirl/cowboy, nurse, doctor, astronaut, movie star, rock star, inventor, race car driver or flight attendant. We dreamed about being beautiful, happy, and influential. We dreamed about traveling, building, and buying. Nothing is impossible in a child’s dream world. Graduation mottos told us, “If you dream it, you can […]

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Ten Things to Look for in The Perfect Man

  For years I’ve joked with  single women, “You’ll never find The Perfect Man because I married him.” My love for my husband grows and changes from year to year as we survive trials and tribulation.  They aren’t troubles within the marriage, they’re troubles outside we’ve weathered together. In fact, we’ve often joked that if […]

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Are You Listening, LORD?

We’ve all had times when we think the Lord isn’t listening to our prayers.  We’re in good company with David, ya’ know, King David, the man after God’s own heart? Read the cry of his heart in Psalm 102. In verse 4 he’s so depressed  and distressed  he says,   “I forget to eat my bread.” In […]

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Taking My Vitamins

Winters are hard for me. A sun-loving Norwegian transplanted into the Pacific Northwest eight years ago, I don’t get as much sun as I need. We have an average of 226 cloudy days each year.You do the math.The sun doesn’t shine much. Due to lack of sun and  lack of thyroid,  winter  finds my Vitamin D  and […]

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